Meriken Park

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  • Address: 2 Hatobacho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0042, Japan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

About Meriken Park, Kobe

In 1868, when Japan started letting in foreign tourists and visitors, this area was the wharf where the ships could come in. The name comes from the Japanese translation for 'American'. In the latter half of the twentieth century this became a very popular tourist area, thanks in no small part to the nearby Kobe Port Tower, the Kawasaki Good Times World and the Kobe Maritime Museum. In 1995 a massive earthquake struck the region, which devastated the wharf. It was rebuilt as a maritime park, and there is a memorial to the victims of the earthquake here. To the west of the Kobe Port Tower there is a pier that extends out into the sea.

How To reach Meriken Park by Public Transport

  • JR, Hankyu, and Hanshin Lines stop Motomachi station

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Things to Know Before Visiting Meriken Park

  • 95% of people who visit Kobe include Meriken Park in their plan

  • 38.99% of people start their Meriken Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Meriken Park

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

87.99% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Meriken Park

People normally club together Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building Observatory and Kobe Port Tower while planning their visit to Meriken Park.

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Meriken Park, Kobe Reviews

  • A nice big park where Japanese families go to relax and spend time with each other. Or just a place where one can chill out alone. Merikan Park has these food trucks parked along the pier so you can try a quick bite of different ethnic foods. I bought a spicy sausage from a Jamaican themed food truck. There’s toilets and plenty of spaces to sit. A Starbucks is right in the middle of the park and a good spot to people watch. There are also toilets inside. A good place to sit down and contemplate your visit in Kobe.

  • Beautiful view during sunset. Very relaxing to walk around here. Take a picture with the big 'BE KOBE' sign.

  • Kinda windy it’s wide open, ships and water clean breeze no complainants. A lot ppl lining up to take photos on the KOBE sign, great for numb skulls who love these type of pictures. Starbucks near buy to fill all your white girl needs, however lines long most the time and start bucks isn’t all that spectacular but does offer a place to piss and possible hot drink if you require any of those two your a winner.

  • Kobe is a charming town and meriken park is a nice place to walk around especialy around the evening. There is also the world's biggest Christmas tree, symbolizing the recovery of Kobe after the devastating earthquake in 1995

  • Very nice huge park. There seems to be a lot of events held here. Relaxing views. Nice phot opportunities.

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